Photo Essay – When Harry Potter Invaded Delhi

Exclusive pictures on Potter mania in the capital.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

On the day of its release, the final novel in the Harry Potter series created a little hysteria in the capital. Bookshops were decorated with Potter memorabilia. Even magazine stalls were sporting the novel. However Khan Market’s Fakir Chand bookstore stole the show by garlanding its copies of the Deathly Hallows with marigold flowers! Such muggle-world efforts did not go waste. First-day sales were brisk. Basant Lok’s Fact & Fiction sold more than 70 copies while Bookworm at Connaught Place was luckier with the 115 figure.

The media-aided tamasha would disappear but here are exclusive pictures to testify Delhi’s Potter mania.

Here He Comes


Holy Hero


High Hopes


Muggle World


Bottoms Up


He’s Everywhere


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